In The Midst Of It All Poem by Gert Strydom

In The Midst Of It All

"When the Lamb opened the forth seal,
I heard the voice of the forth living creature say,
"Go! "
I looked, and there was a pale grey horse!
Its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him.
They were given authority over one-forth of the earth
to kill people using wars, famines, plagues,
and the wild animals of the earth."
Revelation 6: 7-8.

With my omnipotent God's compassion
every morning is new and full of promises
of that which will still be coming
and I trust in His love and in Him,
that eternally He stays true to his covenants
and that constantly He is with me with protection.
I have developed glaucoma in my strongest right-eye,
with a strange black bubble drifting around in my sight
and at times it wants to drive me off my head with irritation
where like COVID-19 it interferes in my daily existence,
it inhibits me severally when I want to write my verses
and I wish that everything would remain normal.
Maybe Springs is a sample of how the world is,
where an elderly white man rushes to me at the grocer
and claims that the COVID-19 virus is nonsense,
when I want to buy chocolates for my wife that I do love,
believes its mere control, the newest whim of the government,
and black people believe that they will miss the COVID-19 virus,
where from their disposition everywhere they do group together
and the neighbours stops me where I am mowing the lawn,
wants to hold Bill Gates and Henry Kissinger responsible
and do not want to trust them in the manufacture of the anti-virus,
do claim they are a threat to a third of humanity and to me
and that all the governments do not want to stop this demonic thing,
believe that those that take scripture to heart are religious fundamentalists:
plainly put: terrorists with religion totally driven mad
and in reality I see my wife going out with plates of food,
truly as a Christen does not care about her own existence
and maybe there is truth, or in what I am writing only rubbish:
where children of God bring to others His love and do not oppress them.

Gert Strydom

Gert Strydom

Johannesburg, South Africa
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